Did you know that Rickenbacker is home to a cargo-only airport (peerless in the world), a rail intermodal yard, and over 75 million square feet of industrial and distribution space that employs over 24,000 people? It's also host to Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, which is home to the Air Force 121st Air Refueling Wing and an Ohio Army National Guard support facility, as well as Navy and Marine Corps Reserve units.
MORPC and its partners recently released the Rickenbacker Area Study, a community-driven study that provides recommendations to position the area as a complete community, as well as a successful international logistics hub. The study considers economic development factors, workforce mobility, housing affordability, and energy requirements.
Thea Walsh (Transportation and Infrastructure Director at MORPC) will present the findings of the study and will lead the panel discussion featuring Jeff Green (Assistant Administrator at the City of Groveport), James Schimmer (Director of Economic Development and Planning at Franklin County), and Shannetta Griffin (Chief Commercial Officer at the Columbus Regional Airport Authority).
July 10, 2019